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How to Sell Your Home During the Holidays

Written by Posted On Friday, 24 November 2017 22:52

When the holidays roll around, it is hard to find someone willing to buy a home during the craze of the holidays. If you are desperate to sell your home and property during the holiday season, it can be an extra stressful time of year for you and your family. Instead of worrying about whether your home will sell or not, you can take a step back and prepare your home for the holidays to ensure a great season and hopefully a great sale. Here is what you need to know about selling your home during the holidays.

Just Decorate

Normally, you would decorate your home for the holiday season by finding the best pumpkins, the best wreaths, and finding affordable christmas trees for sale to make your home cheerful and ready for the various holidays this time of year. When you are selling your home, it is easy to simply forget about decorating, but did you know that decorations are part of the appeal. Decorating both the indoor areas of your home and the outdoor areas can bring guests and potential buyers inside where they feel warm and welcome. Making your house for sale look more like a home is going to give your potential buyers just a taste of what they can get if they purchase the home.

Make the Best Price

Decorating is only part of the puzzle that is selling a home during the holiday season. Another thing you need to consider as the seller is the price. Often, things have some sort of sale or discount during the holidays. Should you dramatically discount your home during the holidays? Probably not, but you can consider taking off a little of the price for those buyers who are extremely interesting in purchasing your home. You can call it a little gift for the holiday season to help encourage your potential buyers to sign on the dotted line.

Hire the Best Agent

If you are still struggling to find potential buyers, you will want to hire the best real estate agent to help you with the selling process. Sometimes, hiring an agent can be a stressful process in and of itself. However, if you do your research, speak with the agent yourself, and even speak with past clients, you can determine whether you are getting the right agent for the job. Another thing to do is watch out for red flags that might point you toward the true character of the real estate agent. When selling during the holidays, you need an agent that has your best interest at heart.

Have a Virtual Tour

If you are a social media buff, a great way to help sell your beautifully decorated home during the holiday season is to do a virtual tour. This might seem a little strange at first, but you can create a series of photographs or videos that showcase all the beauty that your home has to offer. When potential buyers can take a peek at the home before taking an actual tour, it gives them a chance to prepare themselves. You can add photos with the videos, and you can even add a copy of the floor plans for potential buyers to look over before actually coming to tour your home.

Make it Cozy

A great way to draw potential buyers toward your home is to make it look as cozy and inviting as possible. If you have a fireplace, crank up the flames before potential buyers come to tour the home. If you have blank walls, add some photographs of family members or landscapes to make the house seem like a home. The cozier the home, the more likely a potential buyer will see it as an option for their family. Turn on your Christmas lights, put on some Christmas music, and let the home do the talking for you.


Selling your home around the holidays, especially Christmas can be a stressful job. However, if you follow a few quick tips, you can ensure that your home is ready for potential buyers, and you can work to draw people toward your beautiful home. With a little help and a little work, you could have your home ready to sell no matter the season.

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